Wednesday, December 08, 2004

A Regional War

The biggest problem we face in Iraq is that we have not fought this as a regional war—that is, we have focused on defeating the Baathists in Iraq, but we have done nothing about their supporters and sympathizers in Syria and Iran. Now Syria is serving as a staging ground for terrorism in Iraq, while Iran is trying to buy the Iraqi election for Shiite theocrats.

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